Resource recommendations?

SystemSystem Posts: 2,511 admin
Which books and sources- if any- would you folks recommend ?

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  • WindsunWindsun Solar Expert Posts: 1,164 ✭✭
    Re: Resource recommendations?

    There are very few - if any - books currently available that are up to date.

    Best bet is probably the Home Power back issues and articles www.homepower.com
  • System2System2 Posts: 6,290 admin
    Re: Resource recommendations?

    You might also try this book:

    Photovoltaics: Design & Installation Manual

    Found at: http://www.solarenergy.org/resources/store.html

    I went through this book front to back before attempting to build my first system and it was a tremendous help.

    -Todd
  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,361 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Resource recommendations?
    Which books and sources- if any- would you folks recommend ?

    Roderick made an awesome DIY video:
    http://forum.solar-electric.com/showthread.php?t=336

    I took some home movies while installing our photovoltaic array.* There's no new information for the folks on this forum, but it might be some entertainment value, if you're trying to kill some hours on some dreary winter's night.* Or, if you have a friend considering an installation, this is a good intro to what was involved in my case.
    http://www.archive.org/details/DIY_self_installed_solar_photovoltaic_panels
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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